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Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit

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Ogunquit Beach translates from the Abenaki language as "beautiful place by the sea." It is an apt name for the resort that offers sandy beaches framed by cliffs along the water. Swimmers will want to head to the river lagoon with a sandbar that indicates shallow water ideal for wading and swimming. The area is known for being a lesbian-, gay-, bisexual-, and transgender-friendly community. Consider browsing the boutiques near the water and enjoying refreshments with a view over the beach. Arrange to visit Ogunquit Beach and other attractions in Ogunquit using our Ogunquit trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It's a beautiful beach. Endless sand, soft and wide. The water is cold, but it's great for walking and just to be still.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We love both sides but prefer the river side. On low tide great to take your tube and float in the river. It's calm warmer than the ocean side and the kids love catching crab. The beach and washrooms ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Beach is beautiful. Can walk for miles. Too crowded near the main entrance. Also very noisy in that area. Need to walk a short distance to the left for more space and quiet.  more »
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  • May 24, 2017
    Being from CT where our "coast line" is quite dingy and overcrowded (when you can actually find an area that isn't private), coming here is like hitting the "beach lottery". Ogunquit Beach offers stunning views and it's amazingly clean and well kept. The parking can get pretty pricey in season for the day but honestly it's well worth it if you make it a full day here. The town also has trolleys running during the summer season so that's a great idea if you're staying in the area and dontf want to park there for the day.
  • May 18, 2017
    One of the coolest beaches I have ever been to. I have vacationed here every August for the last 7 years. It is absolutely beautiful but you shouldn't come here because it gets to crowded for me and my family... It gets 4 stars because it gets too crowded especially when the tide comes in during the middle of the day and the beach disappears. Parking is expensive and so is everything else directed towards tourists. I know it is Maine but the water is so freaking cold even in August.
  • June 28, 2017
    The most beautiful place what I've seen. Here I started to love Main 😍😘
  • June 17, 2017
    Great little place to visit. Good eats and things to do
  • May 17, 2017
    One of the most picturesque beaches in maine. Literally beautiful place by the sea. Absolutely fabulous and packed all summer long... great value in the off season. Great mix of folks who won't judge you. .. and I recommend a flexible attitude. Pay to park in season. Fine dining to casual food available. Check out the gazebo inn or something like that. .. the place is full of quaint quality b n bs restaurants and night life.

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Where to stay in Ogunquit

Main Street holds the heart of the action in Ogunquit, and most of the town's inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels sit on this street or close to it. A handful of establishments line Beach Street, which provides access to the town's highly regarded stretch of sand. You'll find additional bed and breakfasts as well as numerous vacation rentals in the form of houses, condominiums, and cottages in the area between Main Street and Israel Head Road on the coast. This area takes you away from the bustle of the center of town but still provides convenient access to Ogunquit Beach to the north and Perkins Cove--a small marina featuring a few restaurants and lobster shacks--to the south.
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